BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 2:00 pm, OH


Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or [email protected] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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TOP STORIES:

TRAVEL-CLEVELAND FOR CONVENTIONEERS

CLEVELAND — Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With eight Ohio presidents — seven born in the state — there’s a lot of history here. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 820 words by 5 p.m.

TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE

COLUMBUS — A judge will let a psychiatrist examine a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer more questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.

MANNEQUIN EXPLOSIVES-PLOT

HARTVILLE — Police in Ohio arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

CINCINNATI FIREFIGHTER DEATH

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati Fire Department report on a veteran firefighter’s death recommends about $2.3 million in improvements in areas including communication and training of firefighters. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN

CLEVELAND — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office will join a new effort to recognize and stop human trafficking ahead of the Republican National Convention. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from event set for 10:30 a.m. Developed on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-BODY CAMERAS: Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month.

— CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING: A man has been indicted on charges he advertised a 15-year-old girl as a prostitute last year and drove her from Kentucky to Ohio with the intention of compelling her to engage in prostitution.

— SERIAL RAPES-CHARGES: Authorities say a man accused of sexually assaulted seven women between 1993 and 2003 has been indicted on numerous charges of rape and kidnapping in northeast Ohio.

— BUS STOP CRASH-FATAL: Police say a man on a bus stop bench who was pinned against a building when a minivan struck him has died in Cincinnati.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A federal court judge has delayed the sentencing of a former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his charities to finance his gambling debts and personal expenses.

— FIREWORKS STOLEN-OHIO: State authorities say fireworks worth $40,000 have been stolen from a fireworks company in southern Ohio.

— SCHOOL DISTRICT-THEFT: A man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a northeast Ohio school district out of more than $3 million

— HOLIDAY TRAVEL-OHIO: Ohioans taking to the road for the Fourth of July holiday weekend will have lots of company.

— DEFENSE CUTS-AID: The federal government has awarded $8 million for an effort to assist communities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana affected by defense industry downsizing.

— FBN-HALL OF FAME-HALFTIME: Country music singer Lee Greenwood will highlight the halftime show titled “Salute to Service” at the Hall of Fame game Aug. 7.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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